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Get to Know Your Students with the 4 C’s of Engineering

The 4 C’s of Engineering are collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking. They should be at the foundation of every successful STEM Challenge you facilitate with your students, and what...

Advice for Teachers

“Teaching is hard.” ~ Captain Obvious Anyone who’s ever taught knows this — feels it in her bones.   There are a million demands on your time — administrators, students,...

Beach Ball Boogie STEM Challenge

The end of the school year sometimes feels a little like herding cats. You’ve got to have an arsenal of high-quality summer activities to keep your kids engaged in learning...

Nice Nest Spring STEM Challenge

Nice Nest is a perfect spring STEM Challenge. Basically, the students create a bird’s nest to hold either a base amount of eggs or for maximum nest capacity. You can...

Making Test Prep More Enjoyable

State testing: it’s the most least wonderful time of the year. There’s a lot not to like about state testing, but that’s not what this post is about. This post...

Are You Spending Too Much on STEM Challenge Materials?

Last Friday night, I took to the streets — and my couch — to do some STEM Challenge materials comparison shopping. These are my must-have, go-to materials I keep stocked...